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Mayor’s Report: August 14, 2009

Reminder – Yield for Pedestrians in Crosswalk

Residents are encouraged to make our business districts both safe and pedestrian friendly.

Early one morning last week while I was seated at one of the alfresco dining tables on Seventh Street I was distressed to observe a number of vehicles fail to stop for pedestrians who were waiting in the crosswalk to cross the street. Please become aware that under the state law motorists are required to stop for pedestrians who are in their side of the crosswalk.

Please Water Our Village Trees

If you have recently had a tree planted in front of your home, please take the time to water it. The proper way to water is to first loosen the soil around the tree if it has become baked hard and then allow a hose to run at the base of the tree at a rate slow enough so that the water will be absorbed into the area around the tree trunk.

Watering hours are from 5 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Odd-numbered addresses on odd-numbered days and even-numbered addresses on even-numbered days.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Board of Trustees’ Summer Meeting Schedule, Public Hearings

During August, the board of trustees will meet only once. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. There will be seven public hearings at the Aug. 13 board of trustees meeting on the following proposed local laws:

A local law to amend the code of the Village of Garden City with regard to Reimbursements and Fees for Emergency Response Actions.

A local law to amend the code of the Village of Garden City with regard to Administrative Fees for Impoundment and Redemption.

A local law to amend the code of the Village of Garden City with regard to Dimensions and Weights of Vehicles.

A local law to amend the code of the Village of Garden City with regard to Alarm Systems.

A local law to amend the code of the Village of Garden City with regard to Special Sanitation Fees for Excess Accumulation of Waste.

A local law to amend the code of the Village of Garden City with regard to Repair and Maintenance of Sidewalks and Curbs.

A local law to amend the code of the Village of Garden City, to Establish Residence R-20C Corner Overlay Districts.

Copies of these proposed local laws are available at Village Hall and are listed on the village’s website, www.gardencityny.net.

Village’s Website

I encourage residents to periodically utilize the village’s website for information regarding the village’s operations, as well as items of seasonal and special interest. The address is www.gardencityny.net. A topic of interest that is listed on the village’s website within the Recreation Department is information regarding the senior center. Within the senior center is a listing of various groups: the Retired Men’s Club, the Senior Womens’ Club, Grandmother’s Club, Senior Duplicate Bridge Club, Senior Quilter’s Club and Senior Homemaker’s Bridge Club.